Ric Watts is co-founder and producer for Chris Goode & Company and has produced all of the company’s major projects to date.
In addition, Ric is producer for Unlimited Theatre, based at West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds. For Unlimited he has recently produced You Have Been Upgraded (Science Museum), Am I Dead Yet? and MONEY the game show (Bush Theatre and touring), and The Noise (Northern Stage and touring).
Ric is also producer and a company director of Analogue (Mile End, Beachy Head, 2401 Objects, Re-enactments, and Stowaway) and Hannah Jane Walker and Chris Thorpe (The Oh Fuck moment, I Wish I Was Lonely and Human Resources).
He sits on the boards of Cartoon de Salvo and Box of Trips; on the advisory board for RashDash; and the Large Grants committee at Wellcome Trust; as well as regularly mentoring emerging artists and producers in the North of England.
Ric started his career as producer at Your Imagination, where he produced work by Cartoon de Salvo, Ridiculusmus and Kazuko Hohki, as well as the This Way Up touring initiative. He has worked independently since 2006, producing and touring work by theimaginarybody, The TEAM, Filter and Schtanhaus, The Frequency D’ici, Laura Mugridge, Starving Artists, Royal & Derngate, The Other Way Works, and Slung Low. Ric was also the festival producer for the 2010 Queer Up North International Festival in Manchester, following three years as associate producer.